2019 Ram 1500 Towing Capacity Review

 

What do you look for in a Ram truck to take through the streets of Chittenden County, South Burlington, and St. Albans? Some want style, while others want raw power. Most, however, are looking for capability above all else. That means the ability to tow big loads is often the highest priority for potential pickup truck drivers.

If you're looking for impressive tow ratings with your next truck, the new 2019 Ram 1500 may be the answer. This truck has been completely revamped for the new model year, and its capability is more impressive than ever before. Learn more about the 1500's towing capacity, and discover if it's good enough for your needs in our comprehensive review.

Towing by the Numbers

No matter which version of the Ram 1500 you opt for, you can expect an impressive tow rating. Even the most basic model without any additional equipment can offer a towing capacity of 6,250 pounds. That's well above what most high-end vehicles of any other class can offer. Fortunately, that's just the beginning of what the 1500 can do.

When properly outfitted with its powerful V8 engine and additional equipment, this light duty pickup truck can boast an incredible maximum tow capacity of 12,750 pounds. No other V8 engine can come close to that, so you can enjoy best-in-class V8 towing when you're behind the wheel of this bad boy.

Engine Power

The Ram 1500 comes with three distinct engine options that are all more impressive than the last. Even the standard 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 has more power than you might expect with its 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to the eTorque add-on, this hybrid engine can offer a bit more torque when you need it, allowing it to tow up to 7,730 pounds with the accompanying tow package add-on.

If you're looking for even more power, the 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 is your best bet. Its incredible 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque make this truck a force to be reckoned with. The last engine is almost identical to this V8, but it features the eTorque system that the V6 had. With this addition, the torque can be boosted to 540 lb-ft, which allows for the massive 12,750-pound towing capacity.

Towing Efficiency

Everything about this Ram truck is designed to enhance its towing capabilities. The high-strength steel frame provides the durability and stiffness required to haul such heavy trailers. Even the body itself was designed to increase aerodynamics, significantly reducing drag. In fact, the Ram 1500 has the lowest frontal drag coefficient in its class.

There are also some available technologies that greatly contribute to its impressive capacity to tow. There's an available active air dam that activates automatically when you approach 30 mph on the road. When this extends down, drag is reduced even further than before. For added convenience, you can also opt for the class-exclusive air suspension system. This will not only lower the truck at highway speeds for reduced drag, but makes it easier to load up cargo.

Schedule a Test Drive Today

If you want to learn more about the 2019 Ram 1500 towing capacity, you'll need to experience it for yourself. If you live in the Chittenden County, South Burlington, or St. Albans areas, you can do so at Goss Dodge Chrysler. With our unrelenting dedication to customer service, it's easier than ever to find the Ram truck that works best for you. Schedule your test drive today!

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